Snow Day Winter Ale | New Belgium Brewing

BA SCORE
84
good
1,501 Ratings
Snow Day Winter AleSnow Day Winter Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pleasantly hoppy, Snow Day carries the subtle chocolate and caramel flavors of a new brewing malt known as Midnight Wheat. The Styrian Golding, Centennial and Cascade hops bring the backbone of hoppy bitterness to complement the roasty undertones. This beer is the deep garnet of a roasted walnut and presents a creamy tan head, floating artfully atop. Snow Day is bold and hoppy, drinkable and strong.

Added by NStLincoln on 10-14-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,501
Reviews:
384
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
13.71%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
153
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,501 |  Reviews: 384
Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark body, largely opaque, with an off-white head, fairly persistent, lacing.

S - Pine. Citrus and pith.

T - A hoppy spike, a malty core, and a bitter close.

M - Not heavy, with mild bitter drying.

O - A good black ale. Nice.

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Photo of warpig372
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Antero
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 12ozfan
3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nuebs
3.18/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Preston
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of frothy_80
4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark brown with red highlights. Finger width of an off white head with tight knit bubbles. Head dissipated quickly, however, it did last the entire glass. Citrus, mainly grapefruit, dominate the nose with subtle notes of roasted burnt sugar in background. The roasted grains shine a little more in the taste with chocolate and scorched caramel. An earthy spice presence from the hops balances nicely with the roasted grains. Despite having a fuller body this beer is crisp with a decent amount of bitterness on the finish. A well balanced Black IPA with nothing being over the top. I enjoyed this offering more than I had anticipated and glad I have a couple more in the fridge.

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Photo of Beerma
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good light and not much to it but grew on me!

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Photo of Omniwar
4.09/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of arc3636
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmasher85
3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A bit smokey, nicely roasted grains, with a hint of bitterness in the finish and a clean, easy texture. Not the most complex or exciting winter offering, but a nice, dark ale for when you don't want to drink anything fancy or boozy.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.43/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Snow Day Winter Ale brewed by New Belgium Brewing, with an ABV of 6.20% This brew pours out a deep brown color with a nice off white head. This brew has the look of cola, not saying that is a bad thing. The smell of Snow Day Winter Ale, is rich with hops, and rosted grains and malts. The hops are the first thing you pick up on in the smell of this brew. Then you pick up on the rosted grins and malts, in the smell. Now for the taste, it is bold with flavors. There is a nice amout of hops and rosted grains and malts in this brew. Snow Day Winter Ale, has a nice really nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. I like how smooth this brew is, you really can't pick up on the 6.20% ABV in this brew. This is a fine drinking brew. The mouthfeel of Snow Day is rich Bold , clean, and refreshing. Overall I'm giving Snow Day Winter Ale a 4.25 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. New Belgium Brewing, did a nice job with one.

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Photo of ghostxyz3
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brent_B
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of foundersfan1
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Moonshae_D
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nctide
3.51/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle. Best before 31jan16. Appearance is dark with red highlights. Aroma is dominated by floral hops with slight vanilla sweetness. The taste starts with a roasted malt presence and some hop bitterness on the finish. There isn't much flavor coming through. Overall this beer just doesn't do much for me.

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Photo of chubenzino
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Peter_M_Morris
4.31/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Branlott42
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BMESSER88
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ejohnson654
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of V1per41
2.98/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dankjohn
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Croft
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Snow Day Winter Ale from New Belgium Brewing
3.72 out of 5 based on 1,501 ratings.
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